Statewide News

News coverage from every corner of Alaska from the Alaska Public Radio Network.

Southeast Loses Boat Repair Facility for Winter

Matt Lichtenstein, KFSK – Petersburg There’s one less option for hauling out and repairing boats in Southeast this winter. Petersburg Shipwrights is closed until...

Fish & Wildlife Releases Sea Otter Recovery Plan

Alexandra Gutierrez, KUCB – Unalaska The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released its recovery plan for the northern sea otter population in Southwest...

CIRI Seeks Public Support for Fire Island

Len Anderson, KSKA – Anchorage Cook Inlet Region Incorporate’s much touted Fire Island wind turbine project currently faces an uncertain future, but all too...

Officials Investigate Construction Death in Dillingham

Mike Mason and Adam Kane, KDLG - Dillingham A construction project in Dillingham is on hold while investigators try to piece together what happened to...

Alaska Dispatch Editor Detained, Accused of Trespassing

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage Yesterday an Anchorage gathering at Central Middle school that was characterized as a public town hall meeting with...

Versions of Events at Miller Event Differ

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage What started at the event may have greater implications.   As KSKA’s Ellen Lockyer reports, DropZone owner Bill Fulton has...

Police Say Report of Hopfinger’s Arrest Now With City Prosecutors

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage Lt. Dave Parker is with the Anchorage Police Department. He says private security agencies such as DropZone Security hired...

Bill Honoring Ted Stevens Signed into Law

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Monday, President Obama signed into law a bill honoring the late Ted Stevens by gracing a mountain and...

Proposed Constitutional Amendment Could Increase Legislature Size

Steve Heimel, APRN – Anchorage On November’s election ballot there will be a Constitutional amendment to make the state Legislature larger.  Unlike some other...

Democrats Have High Hopes for State Senate District P

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau For the last 18 years, Eagle River has been represented in the legislature by Republicans – in both the...

Princess Cruises Plans to Send Ship to Alaska in Summer 2012

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks Princess Cruises has announced plans to bring back one of the ships the company pulled from the Alaska market...

AFN Meeting in Fairbanks This Week

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage Alaska Natives are gathering in Fairbanks this week for the annual Alaska Federation of Natives convention.   Subsistence and economic...

Wood-Fired Boilers Heating Su Valley High School

Diana Haecker, KTNA – Talkeetna The proposed installation of wood-fired boilers to heat the new Su Valley High School is making progress. The Mat-Su...

Pipeline Between Canada Tar Sands, Gulf of Mexico Stalled

Steve Heimel, APRN - Anchorage A pipeline to move oil produced from the Canada tar sands to the Gulf of Mexico has stalled following the...

AFN Begins in Fairbanks

Steve Heimel, APRN - Anchorage This is Alaska Federation of Natives week in Fairbanks.  The Youth and Elders conference starts today.  Political candidates will be...

Alaska Dispatch Editor Detained at Miller Event

Steve Heimel, APRN - Anchorage Yesterday at a campaign forum promoted to supporters by internet, a reporter trying to ask Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joe...

Candidates in Monetary Race in Final Push Before Election Night

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC In the race for U.S. Senate, Joe Miller raised more money in August and September than his two...

Funding Playing Large Role in Campaigns

Photo and Story by Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage The candidates in this year’s three way race for Alaska’s U.S. Senate seat may come...

Parnell Explains Vision of Restructuring Oil Industry Taxation

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau Friday, Governor Parnell gave more details on how the state’s tax on the oil industry should be restructured –...

Walker Accepts Berkowitz’s Offer to Help on Gas Pipeline Project if Elected

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau Falling short of endorsing the candidate, former Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker has accepted an offer to work with...